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Egyptian President Orders Gov't to Rehouse Christians Fleeing Sinai Violence

During a meeting with senior government officials, the president also told the heads of Egyptian security services to "fight back against attempts to undermine stability in Egypt and to thwart plans by radical groups to intimidate the citizens of the country," according to the office's statement issued on Saturday. Earlier this week, Egyptian media reported that at least 38 Christian families had fled Sinai due to increasing attacks by extremists. The families have been relocated to the neighboring Ismailia province and are being provided help by the Coptic church and the government.

Modern Slavery - A Joint Declaration

Following up on a conversation between His All Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople and Archbishop Justin Welby of Canterbury during the patriarch’s visit to Lambeth Palace in November 2015, the Forum on Modern Slavery was held February 6-7 in Constantinople.

According to the site of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, the forum brought together distinguished scholars, practitioners and policy makers to discuss the negative phenomenon of modern slavery and the Church’s role in protecting human rights and dignity.

Christians beginning to return to Mosul

Christian refugees from Mosul who now live in camps in Levo Iraq hold a prayer session for the thousands of fellow Christians who have had to flee Mosul from the terror group the Islamic State. The UN estimates that 50,000 Christians are now internally displaced.

OCP Secretariat Declares Support for Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II of Antioch & All East

“We pray for Your Holiness’ ministry from the Chair of St. Peter at Antioch, and for your health and longevity to serve the Lord and His people with apostolic zeal. May we also be blessed! May your prayers be a fortress for us!” – Rt. Rev. Chorbishop Dr Kyriakose Thottupuram of Chicago (Chancellor of Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE).

Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenian visits Holy Etchmiadzin

Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenian visits Holy Etchmiadzin
Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenian visits Holy Etchmiadzin
Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenian visits Holy Etchmiadzin
Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenian visits Holy Etchmiadzin

On 8 February 2017 in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, received Mr.Karen Karapetyan, Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia.

Young Christians of Egypt pay a visit to the Alexandrian Primate

Young Christians of Egypt pay a visit to the Alexandrian Primate
Young Christians of Egypt pay a visit to the Alexandrian Primate
Young Christians of Egypt pay a visit to the Alexandrian Primate
Young Christians of Egypt pay a visit to the Alexandrian Primate

On 2nd February 2017, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, welcomed to the Patriarchate, a group of around 140 pupils, together with their teachers, who traveled from the capital, Cairo, to convey their wishes on the day of the Feast of the Meeting of the Lord and the arrival of the New Year 2017.